The “Report Card on American Education: A State-by-State Analysis: 1981-2003" is available online from the American Legislative Exchange Council. ()
Increased school spending per pupil does not necessarily result in higher student achievement, as measured by “the nation’s report card,” concludes a report from the American Legislative Council.
The 11th edition of the Washington-based association’s yearly report says that although spending per student has increased nationwide by 53 percent in the past 20 years, 73 percent of public school 8th graders taking the National Assessment of Educational Progress mathematics exam in 2003 performed below the level of proficient.
The report ranks the states based on public elementary and secondary test scores.
A version of this article appeared in the January 05, 2005 edition of Education Week